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The Daily Nebraskan
VOL. I, NO tt
LINCOLN, NEB., MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1901.
ProfoBBor Barbour Speaks on the
Voluo of Watered Land Would
Transform Wost into a
President Roosevelt's attitude on
tho irrigation question was highly
commended Friday by Professor E. II.
Harbour in an address before tho
University Convocation. Professor
Harbour laid great stress on the Im
portance of Irrigation to tho people
of the west and of the wholo nation.
Ilo said that stuoents may not
realize that irrigation is a matter of
extreme importance. President
Roosevelt asserted in his message
that forestry and water supply were
topics of tho utmost importance to
the people of the wost. He aeclarcd
that it did not concern the Individ
ual al me but was a national affair.
It h:s been estimated that f0,000,000
of people could bo fed on tho products
ot land uow wasted, ir it were irri
gated. Dr. Harbour gave as a reason fer
tile lack of interest among politicians
In the subject cf irrigation, tho fact
that political prelerment could not
'be gained bv espousing tho cause,
lie urged that people should be high
er minded than this
As an individual example of the
heneflolent results of irrigation. Dr.
Harbour cited the instance of Scott's
Bluff county There, ho said, the
whwl? aspect of the county had been
changed from one of a barren waste
to that of a garden. To gain an idea
(f what could bo done one should
conceive of thousands and thousands
of acres just ah capable as Scott's
Bluff county. The land value, has
increased from a tew cents to from
40 to $100 per acre.
The speaker then passed to the con
sideration of a (Tains in the extreme
west a klngdou of itself. lie esti
mated that water was claimed for 4'
million acres or land in Nebraska.
The increase In land value in Ne
braska as a result or irrigation
amounted to 10 or 12 million ol dol
lars. Another advantage ol irrigation,
no said, is tho stability it glveH.
Other kinds or ab'rtcutturc may fail,
but tho irrigated land Is sure to
bring a crop, ir one concoives or tho
whole croo having tills stability he
can undertsand the impoitanco or
much of tho advance that lias been
rpncift in irrigation in Nebraska to
his predcessor Mr. Hicks. When the
- latter first urged tho desirability of
irrigation ho was critised. Within
ten years land had vastly increased in
value on acount pf It. The speaker
declared that irrigation is as much a
subject for government aid as the
postofllce. He said that it as an en
terprise too vast for prlvato capital.
Proressor Barbour declared that a
vast amount of water which is now
wasted might bo utilized. Tho water
which now runs down tho mountain
sides in streamB and causes loss of
' lito aqd property in the lower regions
might be used.
Katbenno Mettieid, who has been
vlBifcinK with friendB, left for her
home In Chioago today.
F O II
The seniors met Saturday in the
old chapel to make final arrangements
for tho class party which will be
given next Thursday evening. The
committee reported that tho Armory
had been secured for the occason.
The president was empowered to
appoint a captain and manager for
the class basket ball team.
The senior cl bs party, which will
bo held next Thursday evening, prom
ises to bo ono of the most Important
social ovents in Univeristv circles,
during tho first semester, as tho In
terest of tho class is contered on mak
ing it a oomploto success.
The armory has been secured In
order that the party might be held
on the campus. Heretofore all class
functions have been held in town
halls. Holding tiie party on the
campus will make It more distinctly a
University affair. A varied program
of college amusements will be pro
vided. An orchestra has been secured
Tor the evening. Light reTrcshments
will 5e served. A slat has been ar
ranged by the committee ror the oc
casion. Tho following committee arc in
chance and will be glad to furnish
any information to tl osc who desire
F. K. Neillson chairman, Misses
Pillsbury, G. Maromber, Montgom
ery, Pollard, Erisman, Harper, Druse.
Missrs. Clinton, Teich, Garrett.
The or atorio of the Messiah was
rendered In Momorl.11 hall Friday
night by the University chorus assis
ted by tho orchestra and several
soloists. Tho Inclement weather
pi evented as large an audience as
would have been present under moro
The rendition oT this popular piece
of art, by tho chorus was exception
ally good. About ono hundred voices
particpateo. Tho soloists were: Mrs.
Mark Woods, Soorano; Misb Grace
Reynolds. Alto: Mr. II. J. W. Sea
mark, Tonor; Mr. C. W. Kettering,
Their rendition of the solo part
was, In each caso of the vtry highest
The direction of the evening's en
tertainment was in the hands or Mrs.
P. V. M. Raymond. Piofessor Wli
laid Kimball was at tho organ nnd
Miss Allcvne Archibald was pianist.
While rrorwsnccessf uttl mnrclaltras-
it should havo been the entire program
was nil that could have been desired.
This is the first appearance of what
will bo made an annual affair In
muiscal qircies of the University.
The election of football captain for
next year will talco place today or
tomorrow. At tholr meeting tomor
row night tho Athletic board will
canvass tho votes. The eligible can
didates are Westover, Cortolyou,
Pillsbury, Tohiu, Malony, Ringer,
Voss, Bonder, Koehler, Crandail, Bell
There, will be a meeting of tho class
of 1001 Lincoln Hlcb school thlB oven,
ipg at 8o' clock in room S3 high school
CADETS TO BET CREDIT
Executivo Oommittoo Rocommondn
,Ono Hour for Third and Fourth
Year Men Now Ap
pointments. At tho recent meeting of tho ex
ecutivo committco of the Board of
Regents It was deoldod to reccom
mend to the board allow ono hour
credit for drill in the third and
fourth year. If the suggestion is con
firmed by tho board, students will as
hcrctotoro rceeivo no credit for the
first two years. One hour will, under
the scheme, bo given for each year's
drill. after that. Tho matter will bo
acted on bv the Regents at their
meeting In February.
Comandant Eager announced that
the following men would bo dropped
from tho rcster of tho battalion fcr
non-attcnancc at drill:
Company A R. C. Pollard, S.
Clinrun, It. Alien. E. Clark, E.
Allen. R. Dumont. F. Frlcke, W
Company Il-J. R. Bnttaln, F
McShane, II. W. Ogendyko. II.
Toon. E. R. Walton, Charles Wallace,
J. L. Wiles.
Company C-L. C. Folt, L. D.
Mllllken. C. V. Stuart, W. A. Wil
son, K. .). Wood.
Company D E. W. Hi Ingham. G.
L. Fawcett, C. J. Koehnc, A. Ran
dall, W. L. Snell.
Tho following appointments wore
announced: To bo sergeants Cor
porals R. J. Mansflold' C. A. Mobr
nian. G.A. Hamilton, II. N. Hlgglns,
II. V. MeCulloch, Doane Powell, J.
A. Mc.Geachin, R. Boehne, G.
Brown. Prirvates II. M. Dillon,
R. Sargent and R. C. Burt.
To be corporals-Privates I.
Raymond. R. B. Montgomery, J.
Davidson, L. C. Carrol, F. R. BeerF,
J. W. Miller, C. E. Shorey, C. J. Mc
Namara, R. Ray. Jacob Kauzler, C.
E. Hell, M. A. Case, C. R. Weeks,
A. J. Collctt, '00 who is in tie
Mechanical Engineer's office of the
Union Pacific, visited headquarters
of tho Mechanical Engineering de
partment last Saturday. Mr. Collett
reports that A. C. True, '08, and
hlmseir are making tests on tho mvr
compound locomotives recently put
into service on the Union Pacific.
Tho work Is extremely fascinating,
but as most or It must bo douo in a
basket built upon tho cylinders of
the locomotives ana while the big
mastodons are traveling at the rate
of 00 to 70 miles an hour, tho precent
quality of the weathor has required
a temporary lull in tho proceedings.
In addition to Mr. True's regular
duties in tho drafting room of tho
Superintendent of Motive Power, the
care of tho electric headlights has
been placed under his charge. Both
Collett and True commenced their
work as Bpecial apprentices in the
Union Pacific machine slips at Oma
ha. Some of tho electrical studonts aro
building a loud-speaking telephone to
bf used in the Charter Day exhibit.
For this purpose a dlso of chalk has
been compressed under a pressure of
Some of tho local englnomonon the
Burlington aro becoming lute res ted
enough In the cnlgnccring laborator
ies to pay them an oceanic mil visit.
Such a visit last Saturday resulted
in considerable surprise on tho part
of the visitor and cortalmy dlspolUd
whuteY' r projudlco hi may havo hud
against "thcorotical" Instruction.
Tho first smoker held by tho En
gineering Society, at the Phi Psl
house Saturday night, was a decided
success although tho lnclomonoy of the
weather held buck a number of fresh
men who had noen expected to be
present. Between puffs various games
wero played and gravo onlgncering
problems solved to tho satisfaction
or thuso present. Ono of tho more
important results seeim to tavo boon
the discovery of a new uso for the
ENGLISH 11 DEBATE TODAY.
The debate this afternoon in En
glish 11 will be on the following
question: Resolved, That tho South
Carolina dispensary systoin Is prefer
able to the llconse system.
For the affirmative Mr. Kutchcr
of the uaw School, and Mr. Edgerton
will argue, for tho negative, Mr.
('at)ln and Mr. Fleming.
Prorssor II. W. Caldwell, as well as
tho instructor In charge, will crlticls
PALLAIANS PRESENT A PLAY.
v laughable comedy called "A Box
of MonUeys." was presented by the
Pailaolans In their hall Friday night.
The play Illustrated tho saylug that
tho course of true lo"e never does
run smooth. Mrs Ondego J hones and
her niece, MIsb Bengaline, receive a
visit Irom Lady GuinoTero Lland
poore, whoso mother had at one time
snubbed Mrs Ondogog J hones.
Nevertheless this worthy lady, be
cause or her admiration f-r rank,
welcomed Laoy Guinevere warmly.
Miss Bengallno had a lover, Edward
RalBton who owned a wortiesB gold
mine in California and whoso suit
tho aunt did not sanction. Ho called
on the voting lady Just at the time
of tho arrival of Lady Guinevere and
was presented to her as a butler be
cause Miss Bengaline was afraid her
aunt would find out who ho was. Mr.
Ralston had a partnor, Chauncoy Og
lethorpe, who was desperately In love
with Lady Guinevere, and who was a
plicatlons which arose on account of
-hl&jjhyness- unaJkecauHflLQl tho p.QJk
tion of his partner as butler, wore
very comical. However, things came
out happily in tho end. The oast of
Edward Raiston, a young American,
Chauncoy Oglethorpo, son of .ord
Doncaster. R. A. MoNown.
Mrs. Ondeuo Jhones, an admirer
or rank, Miss Shinbur.
Sierra Bengallno, her uicco, a
prairie rose. Miss Fowler.
Lady Guinovero Llaqdpooro, Miss
Miss Yont rendered u piano splo be
fore the curtain rose and Sam And.er:
son sang a. solo between, the acts.
I O. G. Whipplo, '09, Is in f business
j at Whatcom, Washington.
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